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    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. 9 X 22 DANCE/LAB - APRIL 22

    2. NORTHROP PRESENTS CAMILLE CLAUDEL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 23

    3. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT AT THE SOAP FACTORY DISCOUNT FOR DANCE COMMUNITY - APRIL 23-MAY 3

    4. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS KALEIDOSCOPE - APRIL 24

    5. LECTURE DEMONSTRATION WITH THECLA SHIPHORST MEDIA ARTIST/SENSORY TECHNOLOGIES - APRIL 24

    6. OPEN REHEARSAL: STILL LIFE BY MORGAN THORSON - APRIL 24-26

    7. HAMLINE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL - APRIL 24-MAY 2

    8. JAMES SEWELL BALLET SPRING SEASON - APRIL 24-MAY 3

    9. JAMES SEWELL BALLET FAMILY PERFORMANCE - APRIL 25

    10. DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE - UPCOMING CIRCLES - APRIL 25-MAY 16

    11. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY PRESENTS A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - APRIL 26

    12. NORTHROP PRESENTS BORIS EIFMAN: BALLET REHEARSAL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 26

    13. NORTHROP PRESENTS EIFMAN BALLET - APRIL 28-29

    14. ST. OLAF COMPANYDANCE SPRING CONCERT - APRIL 30-MAY 2

    15. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS STORIES - MAY 1-2

    16. ROMANCE WRAPPED IN A GHOST STORY: BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS GISELLE - MAY 1-2

    17. ZENON DANCE ZONE CONCERT - MAY 1-3

    18. ANICCHA ARTS PRESENTS EVERY OTHER - MAY 7-9

    19. I AM THE TRUE VINE - MAY 8-9

    20. TWIN CITIES BALLET WORLD PREMIERE NARNIA: THE BALLET - MAY 8-10

    21. ZENON DANCE COMPANY 32ND SPRING SEASON - MAY 8-17

    22. SAINT PAUL BALLET SCHOOL SPRING SHOWCASE - MAY 9-10

    23. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BALLET TUESDAYS - MAY 12

    24. SISTAH SOLO | BEING BROTHAS - MAY 14-16

    25. ETHNIC DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS MOUNTAIN MEMORIES - MAY 15-17

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    26. 2015 SUMMER CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    27. BROADWAY/MAGICAL MELODIES WORKSHOP (AGES 8-14)

    28. SPECIAL FLAMENCO WORKSHOPS WITH ANTONIO ARREBOLA

    29. MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE

    30. RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE HOSTED BY MINNESOTA DANCE THEATER AND SCHOOL

    31. EXPLORING PLANETARY ENERGIES - UNVEILING UNIVERSE WITHIN WITH TASNIM FERNANDEZ

    32. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE - ONE DAY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU

    33. BIODANZA: MOVING INTO LIFE

    34. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP - AUGUST 10-21

    35. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM - JULY 6–31

    36. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA
    “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN - JUNE 8–19

    37. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    38. ADULT BEGINNING MODERN WORKSHOP WITH KATHY MOHN

    39. 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT TU DANCE CENTER

    40. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 22-26

    41. MUSIC AND DANCE CREATIVE LAB WITH TAMARA OBER AND JULIE JOHNSON

    42. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    43. IGNITE: HIGHLY PHYSICAL SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVES

    44. PILATES MAT 1 TEACHER TRAINING

    45. PILATES TEACHER TRAINING ARC WORKSHOP

    46. PILATES COREALIGN 2 TEACHER TRAINING

    47. TARA KING OFFERS WEBSITE BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR DANCERS

    48. IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE AND IMPROV WORKSHOPS WITH NYC BASED JEFF WIRTH

    49. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT SUMMER INTENSIVE

    ONGOING CLASSES

    50. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    51. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    52. ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLASS WITH COLLIDE

    53. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE AT ZENON

    54. OPEN MONDAY MORNING PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

    55. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL SPRING OPEN CLASSES

    56. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    57. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    58. FLAMENCO DANCE FUNDAMENTAL CLASS IN MAY

    59. MOVEMENTWISE AT THE COWLES CENTER

    60. OPEN CLASSES WITH JAMES SEWELL BALLET

    61. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES FOR LEVELS 3-6

    62. NEW INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    63. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    64. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    65. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER

    66. OPEN COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES WEDNESDAYS WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    67. DANCERS NEEDED FOR PERFORMANCE SEASON WITH DIVERSITY STREET DANCERS

    68. AUDITION - DANCERS WANTED FOR A NEW PROJECT

    69. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPANIES:
    PERFORM IN DANCES AT THE LAKE - JULY 10-11

    70. SEEKING QUALIFIED DANCE INSTRUCTORS FOR 2015-2016 DANCE SEASON

    71. BALLET TEACHER NEEDED

    72. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    73. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

    74. AUDITION FOR TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY 2015-16 SEASON

    75. NEEDED: CLASSICAL BALLET INSTRUCTORS FOR 2015-2016 DANCE SEASON

    76. ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER CHOREOGRAPHER - APPLY BY MAY 4

    77. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    78. CALL FOR PERFORMERS - MAY 16

    79. DANCERS WANTED FOR SOLSTICE RIVER XIX PERFORMANCE

    80. LIVE ACTION SET SEEKS DANCERS FOR THE HALF LIFE

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    81. IAS CALL FOR SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2015-16

    82. MSAB 2016 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 12

    83. GRANT CIRCLE - MAY 11

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    84. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    85. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    86. WANT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASSES?

    87. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    88. DISCOUNTED PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING FOR DANCEMN READERS

    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    89. DISCUSS WITH DYLAN

    90. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    91. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. 9 X 22 DANCE/LAB - APRIL 22

    8:00pm (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

    1. Hiponymous: Renée Copeland and Evy Muench (Twin Cities) "With dynamic grit and an ever-evolving aesthetic, the duo is committed to making work that values community, social justice, and queer/feminist representations."

    2. Laurel Atwell (Brooklyn) "Since 2008, Laurel Atwell has pursued surviving/making/ performing in NYC by collaborating with Aya Sato, Gordon Landenberger, Kirstan Clifford, and Tess Dworman, as well as working with Melanie Maar, luciana achugar, Laura Bartczak, and Ursula Eagly."

    3. Anna Natt (Berlin) "Anna Natt completed her Flamenco studies at the Fundación Christina Herren de Arte Flamenco in Sevilla, Spain and furthered her studies with different teachers, most notably Israel Galvan."

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    www.bryantlakebowl.com

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

    In its eleventh year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features dance making exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving the audience and choreographers alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com

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    2. NORTHROP PRESENTS CAMILLE CLAUDEL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 23

    Camille Claudel Film Screening

    Thursday, April 23, 6:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    This film recounts the troubled life of French sculptor Camille Claudel, and her long relationship with legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin, on whom Boris Eifman’s piece Rodin centers around.

    French, with English subtitles. 2 hours, 39 minutes.

    For more info please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/camille-claudel

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    3. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT AT THE SOAP FACTORY WITH DISCOUNT FOR DANCE COMMUNITY - APRIL 23-MAY 3

    A twisted interpretation of the Dostoyevsky novel, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT blends physical theater, dance and design into an adventurous, immersive and site-specific performance in the basement of The Soap Factory.

    Under the creative direction of Noah Bremer, Tyler Olsen and Joanna Harmon, the co-production between Live Action Set, Dangerous Productions, and The Soap Factory brings together a team of over 40 artists, including some of the most innovative performers and designers in the Twin Cities including Stephanie Fellner, Anton LaMon, Eve Schulte, with guest appearances by Heather Brockman, Katherine Hesterberg, Kerry Parker, Brittany Keefe, Jim Domenick, Jennifer Pray and more. With two-dozen storylines unfolding simultaneously, the production is unique to every person who sees it.

    With each ticket level, you will gain more elaborate opportunities for adventure:

    $19
    Rush

    $25 Searchers

    $40 Fever Dreamers

    $100 Naked Ones

    Use the code: NASTYA to receive $5 off any non-rush ticket.

    More Info and Tickets: http://liveactionset.org Please note: Capacity is 80 per show

    Remaining shows:

    Thursday, April 23 @ 8:30pm

    Friday, April 24 @ 7:00pm and @ 8:30pm - Talkback afterward

    Sunday, April 26 @ 7:00pm and @ 8:30pm

    Monday, April 27 @ 7:00pm and @ 8:30pm

    Wednesday, April 29 @ 7:30pm

    Thursday, April 30 @ 7:30pm and @ 9:00pm

    Friday, May 1 @ 7:30pm and @ 9:00pm

    Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30pm and @ 9:00pm

    Sunday, May 3 @ 7:30pm

    Contact: Noah Bremer, info@liveactionset.org

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    4. MINNESOTA DANCE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS KALEIDOSCOPE - APRIL 24

    Friday April 24, 7:30pm

    Adult: $18, Senior/Student: $15

    Minnesota Dance Ensemble’s 12th season explodes onto the historic Paramount stage. Once again engulfing the audience and dancers into a one of a kind experience, MDE creatively explores the many directions one’s movement can take them through space. Dancers will trace each toe through the theatre as they lengthen, twist and bend to negotiate their relationship with one another and the audience. Dancers constantly change patterns and sequences while working to express themselves without words in hopes to make a connection.

    Tickets available now at http://www.paramountarts.org

    Contact: Kerri Golombecki, director@minnesotadanceensemble.com

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    5. LECTURE DEMONSTRATION WITH THECLA SHIPHORST MEDIA ARTIST/SENSORY TECHNOLOGIES - APRIL 24

    This Friday April 24 at Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity, Cinema Theater (Northfield, MN):

    ART / TECHNOLOGY / BODY / COMPUTER

    Thecla Schiphorst, media, dance, sensory/embodied technology installation dance artist,
    gives a lecture demonstration at Carleton College brought in by Judith Howard. Judith will be working with Thecla Shiphorst and Mary Ellen Childs on a new project, and Thecla's visit is step one. Lec/dem free and open to all!

    Thecla Schiphorst is a Media Artist and Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, with a Ph.D. from the School of Computing at the University of Plymouth. With a background in dance and computer science her research involves interdisciplinary sensory technology design. She collaborated with Merce Cunningham from 1990 to 2005 supporting his creation of new dance with the computer.
    She is an experimental interdisciplinary artist who has worked with wearable and sensory technologies. She has background in dance, Body Mind Centering, computer design, technology and choreography.

    When: Friday, April 24, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Where: The Weitz Center Cinema (WCC 161)

    What:
    A Lecture and Demonstration

    Her work is amazing, cross-disciplinary and ground breaking!

    Contact: Judith
    Howard,
    jhoward@carleton.edu

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    6. OPEN REHEARSAL: STILL LIFE BY MORGAN THORSON - APRIL 24-26

    Choreographer Morgan Thorson’s new dance work, Still Life will premiere at the Weisman Art Museum and be performed daily during their summer exhibition, Local Time (June 13-September 13, 2015). In preparation for the exhibition’s opening, Morgan Thorson is in residency at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and will host two open

    rehearsals/performances to gain insight into viewers’ responses. This will be the first opportunity for an audience to become entwined with the performance and influence the arc of the dance.

    This open format allows the public to give feedback and provides Thorson the ability to direct the dancers in real time in response. Still Life not only makes time transparent, but takes it as its motivating subject.
    As a key aspect of the dance, time is expressed in measured, synchronized movements as interval, duration, action and decay.
    Still Life features a newly commissioned score by New York-based composer, Dana Wachs.

    More information on the exhibition, visit http://www.weisman.umn.edu

    When: April 24 and 26 at 1:00 pm

    The Cowles Center

    528 Hennepin Avenue

    Contact: Dana Munson, dmunson@thecowlescenter.org

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    7. HAMLINE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL - APRIL 24-MAY 2

    Directed and choreographed by Kaori Kenmotsu and Jeff Turner, this musical begins deep in a cave just outside Hope Falls, West Virginia where a half bat, half boy is discovered. The capture of this unholy beast sends the townspeople into a ridiculously comedic musical frenzy to determine how to deal with Bat Boy's inhumanity and their own.

    (Parental guidance suggested for children under the age of 13)

    April 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2

    For tickets contact HU Box office

    Email: tickets@hamline.edu

    Call: 651-523-2905

    General admission is $8 with discounts for students and seniors.

    Contact: Kaori Kenmotsu, kenmotsu@live.com

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    8. JAMES SEWELL BALLET SPRING SEASON - APRIL 24-MAY 3

    JSB will be performing “Silk Road,” “Tryst,” “Dusty Realms” and “Into The Spin”

    “Silk Road,” set to the music of acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, makes its Twin Cities debut. This riveting, adventurous dance is a crossroads of Eastern and Western cultures, investigating the commonalities as well as the disparities between the two.

    Norbert De La Cruz III's haunting and mysterious “Dusty Realms,” which premiered at the 2013 Ballet Works Project, is re-energized for The Cowles Center's main stage. The abstract dance explores the human struggle of when to be proactive and when to be patient.

    In “Into The Spin,” Sewell turns to the music and lyrics of popular Minneapolis rapper, singer, and spoken word artist Dessa for the evening's world premiere. A collaborative choreographic effort between Sewell and his dancers, it explores the driving pulses in Dessa's music, discovering how movement can dive deeper into her poignant verse.

    Fridays and Saturdays, April 24, 25, May 1 and 2 at 8 pm

    Sundays, April 26 and May 3 at 2:00 pm

    Goodale Theater at The Cowles Center

    Tickets: $20-$36 (fees included)

    Order online, thecowlescenter.org, or call the box office at 612-206-3600

    Contact: Mary Jo Peloquin, maryjo@jsballet.org

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    9. JAMES SEWELL BALLET FAMILY PERFORMANCE - APRIL 25

    Bring your entire family to the ballet. House lights remain partially lit during this 60-minute performance that invites all ages to engage with the JSB dancers. Audience members can exit and re-enter the theater as needed.

    The Reif Dance Company performs James Sewell's Doo-Be-Doo, set to the music of J.S. Bach. Also on the program will be excerpts from “Silk Road,” “Dusty Realms” and James' world premiere of “Into The Spin.”

    Saturday, April 25, 11 am

    Tickets: $10 (children 3 and under attend free)

    Order online, thecowlescenter.org, or call the box office at 612-206-3600

    Contact: Mary Jo Peloquin, maryjo@jsballet.org

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    10. DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE - UPCOMING CIRCLES - APRIL 25-MAY 16

    The Dances of Universal Peace and Walking Meditations are spiritual practice in motion. Drawing on the sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry of the many spiritual traditions of the earth, the Dances blend chant, live music and evocative movement into a living experience of unity, peace and integration.

    This participatory body prayer experience meets in the Twin Cities three times a month.
    Check out one of these soon:

    Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

    (4th Saturday Dances) at Light Upon Light Sufi Center, Center for the Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
    http://www.lulsuficenter.org/index.php/universal-peace

    Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

    (2nd Saturday Dances) also at the Light Upon Light Sufi Center, Center for the Performing Arts.

    Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

    (3rd Saturday Dances) at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave, St. Paul, MN, 55104.

    http://peacedancemn.blogspot.com/p/3rd-saturdays-at-saint-marys-episcopal.html

    Contact: Conie Borchardt, cpeacedance@gmail.com

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    11. ASHLEY BALLET ARTS ACADEMY PRESENTS A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - APRIL 26

    One performance only, Sunday, April 26, 3:00 pm at Hopkins High School.

    ABAA is pleased to revive its Spring Ballet tradition this year with Shakespeare's classic tale of love, mistaken identity, and mischievous fairies. This enchanting ballet features all-new choreography by Ashley Burkland, Liisa Locker, and Jacqueline McDaniel, and affords our students the opportunity to perform alongside professional dancers from the area, including faculty members Jennifer Pray as Titania and Jacqueline McDaniel as Hippolyta. Guest Artists include Darwin Black as Oberon, Timothy Herian as Demetrius, Jim Lieberthal as Bottom, and Duncan Schultz as Lysander. Please visit www.ashleyballetarts.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

    Contact: Ashley Burkland, Ashley@ashleyballetartsacademy.com

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    12. NORTHROP PRESENTS BORIS EIFMAN: BALLET REHEARSAL FILM SCREENING - APRIL 26

    Boris Eifman: Ballet Rehearsal

    Film Screening

    Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    This film follows renowned choreographer Boris Eifman as he prepares for the opening night of his new ballet. Part fly-on-the-wall documentary; part philosophical study on the purpose of dance, it uniquely captures the frustration, fury and exhilaration of rehearsal.

    For more info please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/boris-eifman-ballet-rehearsal

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    13. NORTHROP PRESENTS EIFMAN BALLET - APRIL 28-29

    Eifman Ballet

    Tuesday, April 28, 7:30pm

    Wednesday, April 29, 7:30pm

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    $74, $64, $49

    Rodin

    As director, Eifman makes his audiences both appreciate the beauty of the ‘dance fabric’ of his performances and empathize with the scenic action. The company, distinguished by a particular dance intellect, brilliant technique and a gift for transformation, fascinates audiences.

    Having choreographed over forty ballets, Boris Eifman defines the genre in which he works as “psychological ballet.” With dance, he speaks sincerely to his audiences about complex and exciting aspects of human existence: the quest for the meaning of life, the collision of spiritual and physical in the private human world, and the cognition of the truth.

    Boris Eifman’s new ballet, Rodin, is dedicated to the life and creative work of sculptor Auguste Rodin and his apprentice, lover and muse, Camille Claudel. The drama of their passionate relationship is told through their work as one creative body until their breakup, which dealt a deathblow to Camille’s mental health and marked the beginning of her destruction. Rodin is a massive artistic utterance about the tragic nature of the lives of geniuses.

    For more info and tickets:http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/eifman-ballet

    Performance previews both nights at 6:15pm in the Best Buy Theatre. FREE and open to the public. Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and evening’s program.

    For more info on the preview: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/eifman-ballet-performance-preview

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    14. ST. OLAF COMPANYDANCE SPRING CONCERT - APRIL 30-MAY 2

    A spring celebration of dance created by faculty, students, and guest artists.

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 30, May 1, 2, 7:30 pm Theater Building, Kelsey Theater

    Tickets: $8 (Complimentary for faculty/staff/students/). Tickets will be available by phone (507-786-8987) during regular box office hours (11 am – 4 pm) and via the web (http://www.stolaf.edu/apps/tickets/) starting April 20. Check website for dates to get your tickets.

    Contact: Janice Roberts, jroberts@stolaf.edu

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    15. YOUNG DANCE PRESENTS STORIES - MAY 1-2

    Young Dance stomps, flips, and rolls through the terrain of stories and dance.
    Creation myths, folklore, family traditions, and urban legends are re-envisioned in works by Joe Chvala, Stuart Pimsler, Hijack, Justin Jones, Kate Lynch, Gretchen Pick and original choreography by company members.

    Tickets: Online at http:www.thelabtheater.org, call 612-333-7977

    May 1 - Gala Reception 7pm and Concert 8pm, tickets: $40

    May 2 - 2pm and 8pm, tickets: $15/Adult, $8/Student and Senior

    May 2 - 2pm geared towards families with young children, Kids under 5 FREE

    April 30 - School Matinee performances 9:30 am & 11:00 am, tickets: $4

    All Shows ASL Interpreted

    Minnesota storyteller Kevin Kling joins Young Dance for the Friday night Gala performance.

    Friday May 1,
    Gala and Reception Featuring Special Guest Kevin Kling

    7:00 pm - Pre-performance live music and appetizer reception, cash bar

    8:00 pm
    - Concert by the Young Dance Company and stories by Kevin Kling

    Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth to build body, mind, and spirit through the creative art of contemporary dance. The Young Dance Company is an all inclusive, all abilities company, comprised of 35 dancers, ages 7-­‐18. Young Dance Co. collaborates with professional artists, forges meaningful community partnerships and pushes the boundaries of the art and practice of dance. Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic professionalism.

    www.youngdance.org

    Contact: Becky Heist, heist@macalester.edu

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    16. ROMANCE WRAPPED IN A GHOST STORY: BALLET MINNESOTA PRESENTS GISELLE - MAY 1-2

    A romantic ballet wrapped in a ghost story, Ballet Minnesota’s Giselle is guaranteed to give you the willies – or rather, the Wilis. This modern expression of danger and foreboding comes from the ballet’s iconic Wilis, ethereal phantom maidens who force unfaithful men to dance until they die of exhaustion. BM’s Giselle is set for May 1 and 2, 2015, at The O’Shaughnessy on the University of St. Catherine campus in St. Paul. For tickets and show times, visit http://oshag.stkate.edu.

    Purchase your tickets now by calling the O’Shaughnessy Box Office at 651-690-6700, or order online at http://oshag.stkate.edu.

    Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

    Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:30 pm

    *Please note: The 7:30 pm performances feature a full staging of Giselle. The Saturday 2:00 pm performance features a Minnesota Dance Arts showcase and Act 2 of Giselle and special conversation with choreographers from the stage.

    Contact: Susan Ritt, susan@cwcommunications.info

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    17. ZENON DANCE ZONE CONCERT - MAY 1-3

    Zenon Dance School presents the Zenon Dance Zone Spring Concert May 1-3. Zenon Dance Zone is a scholarship program within Zenon Dance School. Students are selected by audition, placed in one of two levels, and receive subsidized tuition for classes. Students in the performance level work with local choreographers to create a piece performed in this concert.

    When: May 1 and 2 – 8pm

    May 3 – 7pm

    Where: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Avenue, 4th floor, Studio 4A

    Cost: $10/Adult, $5/Children 12 and under

    (Tickets go on sale a half hour before the performance)

    Zone Guest Choreographers: Non Edwards, Blake Nellis, Anna Marie Shogren

    Also featuring work by: Dustin Haug, Jennifer Glaws, and Deborah Thayer's Composition Class.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    18. ANICCHA ARTS PRESENTS EVERY OTHER - MAY 7-9

    Aniccha Arts premieres a performance installation over a vast physical landscape at Grain Belt Studios. Every Other examines how the body is disciplined through personal, material, spatial and sociopolitical sites of tension. Composed of three movements, this interdisciplinary performance features a multi-racial cast that moves through an immersive sonic and light environment.

    May 7–May 9, 2015, 8pm

    Grain Belt Studios

    79 Thirteenth Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN, 55413

    Pick your price (suggested $12)

    For more information please contact pramila@aniccha.org

    Contact: Pramila Vasudevan, pramila@aniccha.org

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    19. I AM THE TRUE VINE - MAY 8-9

    A collaborative performance of improvisation for tenor voice, loop station and dance by composer Paul Rudoi and choreographer, performer Taja Will. This work draws from the images of American poet Louise Gluck in her visceral relationship to self, God's created nature, humanity and her garden.

    May 8 and 9 at 7:30pm

    Great Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church 1200 Marquette Ave in Downtown, Minneapolis

    Free with donations gratefully accepted

    A brief talk back will follow the performance both evenings.

    This project is underwritten the American Composers' Forum Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusic USA and with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Contact: Taja Will, tajawill@gmail.com

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    20. TWIN CITIES BALLET WORLD PREMIERE NARNIA: THE BALLET - MAY 8-10

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to present the world premiere of its newest original full-length ballet, based on C.S. Lewis’ classic book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    Created in the tradition of classical story ballets, Narnia: The Ballet features an original story adaptation, music compilation, stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography.

    Full of magic, imagination, hope and redemption, Narnia is sure to delight the whole family!

    Friday, May 8, 7:00pm

    Saturday, May 9, 2:00pm

    Saturday, May 9, 7:00pm

    Sunday, May 10, 2:00pm

    Performances will be at the south metro's premier professional theater, Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center):

    12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337

    FREE PARKING

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

    Tickets: from $18-$34 (prices include a $2 theater fee), in person at the

    Ames Center Box Office, or via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787 or at

    http://www.ticketmaster.com/Twin-Cities-Ballet-of-Minnesota-tickets/artist/1791376

    Discounts for groups of 10 or more, children and seniors.

    Directions to Ames Center:

    I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn right (south) on Nicollet; turn right on Travelers Trail; Ames Center is on the left (about ½ block)

    For more information visit: http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@twincitiesballet.org

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    21. ZENON DANCE COMPANY 32ND SPRING SEASON - MAY 8-17

    Zenon Dance Company’s 32nd Spring Season

    May 8-17, 2015

    The Cowles Center

    World premieres by Twin Cities’ choreographers Wynn Fricke, Chris Schlichting

    The maverick Zenon Dance Company, the nation’s leading modern- and jazz-dance repertory company, invites you to experience exceptional dance during its 32nd Spring Season, May 8-17 at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis.

    The program includes two world premieres by Twin Cities’ choreographers: audience-favorite Wynn Fricke and post-modern wunderkind Chris Schlichting. Also on the program is Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado’s wildly popular “Coming Home” (“the sweet spot where sport and artistry meet”—Star Tribune) and luciana achugar's "Molten Substance" with live music by JT Bates.

    When:

    Fridays and Saturdays, May 8-9, 15-16 at 8 pm

    Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm

    Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

    Tickets: $34 (includes fees); www.thecowlescenter.org

    Fricke’s new work, “The Mourning Tree,” is danced to traditional Bulgarian folk songs sung live by Mila Vocal Ensemble, an a cappella women’s choir based in St. Paul. “These songs, which startle with their arresting rhythms and harmonies, tell age-old stories of love and sorrow. The choreography captures their themes in a powerfully ritualistic and contemporary expression,” Fricke explains.

    Schlichting’s new work, “Inside Wrinkles,” is a collaborative dance exploring and exposing human expectation and understanding. “It negotiates a dialogue about democratic yearnings within relationships and abstracts them to create highly personal constellations,” Schlichting says.

    Contact: Danielle Robinson-Prater, danielle@zenondance.org

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    22. SAINT PAUL BALLET SCHOOL SPRING SHOWCASE - MAY 9-10

    Our students from ages 4-18 have worked all year and would like to share their accomplishments with you. This year’s theme is artwork coming alive. Students have chosen the works of famous artists such as Degas and Van Gogh to interpret. Excerpts from Les Sylphides are presented by the upper level dancers in collaboration with dancers of the SPB Company. The program will showcase both classical and contemporary ballet as well as modern dance and creative movement.

    The one-hour program without intermission is perfect for families and a treat for Mom on Mother’s Day weekend!

    Saint Paul Ballet Spring Showcase 2015: A Celebration of Our Students

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    12:00pm – Young Dancer Performance

    3:00pm – Beginning Ballet through Level 6

    7:00pm - Beginning Ballet through Level 6

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    3:00pm - Beginning Ballet through Level 6

    Macalester College Theater

    Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

    1600 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN

    (Enter the ample parking lot from Macalester Street off Grand Avenue. The theater is on the south side of the Arts Center.)

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    23. SAINT PAUL BALLET PRESENTS BALLET TUESDAYS - MAY 12

    Join Saint Paul Ballet May 12 at 12pm for a FREE performance open to the public. This month the company will be performing excerpts from company repertoire, including audience participation. Bring your lunch to Landmark Center in St. Paul and enjoy a “taste” of the SPB Company repertoire.

    Location: Landmark Center 75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions. Visit http://www.spcballet.org for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    24. SISTAH SOLO | BEING BROTHAS - MAY 14-16

    Sistah Solo | Being Brothas

    Created and Curated by Maia Maiden

    Stage Manager: Julian Hines

    Performances: May 14 - 16, 2015 | 7:30PM

    GET TICKETS!

    $15 advance, student, senior | $18 door

    $10/ticket for groups of eight or more. Call the box office for group sales.

    $10-25 sliding scale for the Thursday, May 14 performance.

    Seating is Limited - Get Your Tickets Now!

    http://www.intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-sistah-solo-being-brothas

    Contact: Maia Maiden, maiamaiden@yahoo.com

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    25. ETHNIC DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS MOUNTAIN MEMORIES - MAY 15-17



    Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 @ 7:30 pm

    Sunday, May 17 @ 2:00 pm



    E.M. Pearson Theatre on the campus of Concordia University, St. Paul

    Adults $25, Seniors/Students $22, 12 and under $18



    Tickets: Online at http://ethnicdancetheatre.brownpapertickets.com, or call 651-341-5312

    (Tickets also on sale prior to performances).



    Ethnic Dance Theatre presents a dynamic weekend of performances showcasing the dance and music emblematic of mountain cultures worldwide.



    Featured premiers will include Laurel Gray’s “Darya Toshkin,” representing the traditional dance form of the Pamir mountains of Uzbekistan, as well as Milorad Runjo’s “Vlaške Igre Crnorecja Krdaljesa,” depicting Theophany customs and the traditional dances of the Vlach tribes who populate the Homolje mountains of eastern Serbia. Highlights from EDT’s core repertoire will include Donald LaCourse’s “Starobosansko Nijemo Kolo iz Glamoča,” a selection from the Dinaric Mountains of Bosnia that is characterized by its striking silent performance, as well as Ahmet Lüleci’s “Silifke Halk Oyunları,” a suite of robust dances from the Taurus mountains of Turkey.



    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ethnicdancetheatre

    Website: http://www.ethnicdancetheatre.com

    E-mail: info@ethnicdancetheatre.com



    Contact: Donald LaCourse, 651-460-0167

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    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    26. 2015 SUMMER CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE

    MDT offers a variety of intensives and classes for students ages 3-18 through our Performing Arts and Young Children's Divisions. For more information or to download a registration form, please visit http://mndance.org/class-information/summer-intensives/

    Performing Arts Division (PAD)

    Students ages 8 – 18 are eligible to enter the Performing Arts Division (PAD), which provides a strong sequential curriculum in classical ballet, contemporary dance and pointe.

    June Intensive

    June 8-19

    Levels I to VI

    July Intensive

    July 6-23

    Levels I to IV

    Young Children’s Division (YCD)

    Predance, ages 4-6

    Sundays, June 7-July 26, 1-2pm

    Predance classes introduce young dancers to basic rhythms, steps and terminology. The stimulating class environment focuses on creativity and self-expression with structured progression in movement and group interaction. This is a delightful prelude to formal ballet and contemporary training.

    1-Week Story Ballet, ages 4-6

    July 27-21 and August 10-14, 10-11am

    A joyful introduction to the world of dance, young dancers explore movement through imagery, music and self-expression in a fun journey of landmark ballets.
    An informal performance for family and friends will take place the last day of each session.

    Intermediate, ages 6-9

    Wednesdays, June 11-July 30, 5-6:30pm

    Young dancers train with a heightened focus on fundamental technique in ballet and contemporary aesthetics in preparation for the Performing Arts Division.

    Students outside of the MDT&S community are welcome, and should call 612-338-0627 or email info@mndance.org to set up a placement class for PAD.

    Contact: Anne Bachem, info@mndance.org

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    27. BROADWAY/MAGICAL MELODIES WORKSHOP (AGES 8-14)

    Perfect for dancers who are just beginning to sing!

    With shows like Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and Matilda exploding on Broadway, this workshop teaches a fun approach to some of Broadway’s most ‘kid-friendly’ material.

    Brett Schrier (direct from Disney Channel Jr./Like Like Touring’s Chuggington Live! and Warner Bros’ Scooby-Doo Live!) will teach a group song/medley in a professional rehearsal setting. Students will learn rehearsal etiquette and vocal technique from one of New York’s most reputable vocal coach/music directors. They’ll also work together to choreograph the medley and present it for family and friends.

    Students will have the chance to practice their favorite “Disney-style”/kid-friendly song (a cappella) - in addition to working on a short scene with an assigned scene partner.

    This workshop is designed for ALL LEVELS of singer/dancers. Beginners welcome.

    Sunday, April 26

    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Ages 8-14

    $75 (snack included)

    SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! SIGN UP AT broadwayplayground@gmail.com

    Brett Schrier is one of New York City's most reputable music director/vocal coach/composers, with current students featured in Broadway and touring companies of WICKED, MAMMA MIA, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE LION KING, KINKY BOOTS, SISTER ACT, BRING IT ON, MARY POPPINS, CHICAGO, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and RENT. His music directing/conducting credits include HAIRSPRAY, 42ND STREET, and BROADWAY SOUTH AFRICA. Brett spends a good deal of time “behind the casting table” and prides himself in educating theatre artists of all ages.

    Contact: Brett Schrier, BroadwayPlayground@gmail.com

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    28. SPECIAL FLAMENCO WORKSHOPS WITH ANTONIO ARREBOLA

    THIS weekend Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre is offering special workshops with master guest artist Antonio Arrebola.

    The schedule is as follows:

    Saturday, April 25

    Intro/Beginning - 10:00 - 11:00 am

    Intermediate/Advanced - 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

    Sunday, April 26

    Intermediate/Advanced - 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

    Prices:

    Intro/Beginning= $20

    Intermediate/Advanced= $30, or $50 for both classes

    Come meet, greet, and learn from Antonio before you see him in Zorongo's Flamenco On Fire premiering at The Cowles Center on June 26 and 27.

    Contact: Lorene Bruns, zorongoflamenco@gmail.com

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    29. MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE WITH COLLIDE

    August 3-7, 2015 at The Cowles Center

    COLLIDE presents its popular Summer Jazz Dance Workshop.

    Ages 8-16 9:30-3:30 pm.....(Two Levels!)

    Daily Class Schedule:

    9:30 am - 11:00 am Jazz Technique

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Specialty Class

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch

    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Jazz Repertoire

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Master Class

    *There will be an in-studio Repertoire Performance on Friday August 7 at 2:30 pm for family and friends.

    Classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director, Regina Peluso and company members as well as amazing guest artists including GALEN HIGGINS (tap!), and visiting vocal and acting instructors!

    Register now and save on EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION. for more info and registration forms please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    30. RIVERS SUMMER INTENSIVE HOSTED BY MINNESOTA DANCE THEATER AND SCHOOL

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL MAY 1

    The third annual Rivers Summer Intensive is designed for professionals, ballet students, and avocational young adults and adults. Participants can register for a single class, a full day, multiple days, or the full program. Dancers participating in the full program will perform at the end of the Intensive.

    Generously hosted by Minnesota Dance Theatre in studios 6A and 6B, classes and lectures will begin at 2:00 pm and continue through the early evening.

    DATES: Saturday, August 1-Sunday, August 9

    The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

    Master classes will be taught by Rochelle Zide-Principal dancer with Joffrey Ballet, soloist with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and CORPS de Ballet International 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Marianne Simons joins the 2015 Intensive faculty, teaching Graham-based contemporary classes and setting one of her original works on the dancers.

    http://www.riversballet.org

    Facebook.com/TheRiversBallet

    Follow us on instagram @riversballet

    Contact: Georgia Finnegan Amdahl, admin@riversballet.org

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    31. EXPLORING PLANETARY ENERGIES - UNVEILING UNIVERSE WITHIN WITH TASNIM FERNANDEZ

    An in-depth experiential workshop on the Astrological Walks of Sufi Murshid Samuel L. Lewis with Murshida Tasnim including Dances of Universal Peace, Sufi practices, spiritual discourses and dialogue.

    Friday, April 24, 2015, 7 p.m. - Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1 p.m.

    The Light Upon Light Sufi Center

    The Center for Performing Arts (regrettably this building is not handicapped accessible)

    3754 Pleasant Ave,

    Minneapolis, MN 55409

    Registration:

    • For the weekend:
    $150

    • Friday night only:
    $10 or $15 couple/family

    • All day Saturday:
    $100

    • Saturday night Dances only:
    $10 or $15 couple/family. (Note: Tasnim will not be leading Saturday night)

    To register, email Karima@lulsuficenter.org with the subject line “Registration.”
    Partial scholarships available; contact
    johnhakim99@gmail.com.

    On Saturday, an organic and free-range lunch from the Wedge Co-op will be available for $14 extra. With advance notice we can accommodate dietary restrictions. Though no kitchen is available on site, feel free to bring your own food. Tea, coffee, and water will be provided.

    Contact Karima@lulsuficenter.org or 612-229-1231 for more information.

    Contact: Conie Borchardt, cpeacedance@gmail.com

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    32. SUBBODY EXPERIENCE - ONE DAY BUTOH WORKSHOP WITH GADU - MAY 30

    This workshop is for people who want to experience Subbody Butoh.

    Subbody Butoh Method was developed by Rhizome Lee, a Japanese Butoh practitioner in Dharamsala, India. “Subbody” means subconscious body. In the subconscious realm, away from the boundary of ego and daily consciousness, our mind and body melt into oneness and create a world that is completely different from the daily world. Through various conditioning techniques, a Subbody Butoh practitioner creates movements through exploring the subconscious realm.

    Gadu has been studying Subbody Butoh under the guidance of Rhizome Lee since 2005. In 2012, Gadu was certified as Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor) from Subbody Butoh Foundation.

    Gadu has been teaching Subbody Butoh in the Twin Cities since 2008 and he also teaches and performs regularly in the U.S. and abroads.

    Come and experience the power of Resonance!

    When:
    Saturday May 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Where:
    Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

    Tuition:
    $25

    To register, contact Gadu at Doushingadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

    Contact: Gadu Doushin, doushingadu@gmail.com

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    33. BIODANZA: MOVING INTO LIFE

    Explore the poetry of the human encounter with an amazing movement modality that empowers the individual and community.

    Biodanza is a movement based system originating in Chile that integrates music, dance and authentic relationships with self, others, and the world to support health, joy and a sense of being fully alive. These experiences are known as “vivencias,” coined from the Spanish root: vivir (to live).

    Vivencias follow the organic movements of life—its biological rhythms, the pulse of the heart, and the impulse to connect with others. The experience is mostly non-verbal, which opens participants’ communication and connection regardless of their socio-cultural background.

    Discovery Evening only $20!

    Thursday April 23, 7:30 - 10:00 pm

    With international Biodanza facilitator Maria Magdalena

    Fallout Arts Studio, 2601 - 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis

    Open to all.

    More info or if you'd like to register in advance:

    http://mnbiodanza.blogspot.com/2015/03/upcomming-biodanza-event.html

    Social media:https://www.facebook.com/events/529797673824694/

    About Biodanza:http://biodanza.us/media.html

    Contact: David Stewart, david@consciousdanceminneapolis.com

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    34. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA BALLET AND JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP - AUGUST 10-21

    Ballet Royale’s popular two week Intensive Workshop with Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations and Nutcracker Choreography

    Audition by DVD or by appointment

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    WHEN:

    August 10 – 21, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm (Two separate levels)

    WHO:

    Talented and focused intermediate and advanced classical ballet students ages 11 and up (minimum of one year of pointe for girls) through professionals.

    WHAT:

    This two-week classical ballet and performance jazz dance immersion program features classes in classical ballet technique, pointe, and jazz dance (“performance jazz” or “musical theater” ballet-based jazz), followed by repertory rehearsals.

    Students learn classical ballet variations and choreography from Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.

    COST: $450

    WHERE:

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. FREE PARKING

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org or call 952-898-3163

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    35. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM:
    JULY 6–31

    Ages 8 and up (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through professionals.

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION ONLY

    Audition by DVD or by appointment

    Rigorous ballet based program. Flexible schedule, choose two, three, or four weeks. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, acting, pilates, enrichment classes, and injury prevention. Performance for full-program students.

    Ballet Royale’s Summer Intensive Program consists of five levels in three divisions:

    DIVISION I

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED
    $292

    (Ages 8+ who have completed one or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Monday-Friday, 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm (Division I is only offered as a 2 week session, July 20-31).

    DIVISION II

    NO AUDITION REQUIRED $525-$755

    (Ages 9+ who have completed three or more years of classical ballet technique).

    Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

    UPPER DIVISION

    AUDITION REQUIRED for UPPER DIVISION

    (Ages 11+ who have completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls, through professionals).
    Three levels, two options of intensity and focus.

    Option 1:
    FULL PROGRAM,
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. $740 to $1170

    Option 2:
    BALLET & PILATES ONLY, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm $340 to $565

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown. FREE PARKING

    952-898-3163

    For more:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    36. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA
    “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN - JUNE 8–19

    For motivated Intermediate/Advanced (completed a minimum of one year pointe for girls) through professional.
    Hone technique and maximize improvement: this program will accelerate dancers’ progress as they start off the summer.

    This intensive two-week program features a daily regimen of conditioning/pilates/injury prevention, ballet technique, pointe, and/or men's class.

    Two separate levels.
    NO AUDITION REQUIRED.

    Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

    WHEN: June 8 – 19, 2015 (two week session)

    Monday – Friday, 9:30 am– 12:00 pm

    COST: $250

    WHERE: Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    FREE PARKING

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown.

    info@BalletRoyaleMN.org 952-898-3163

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    37. ZENON DANCE COMPANY SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 15-19

    June 15-19, 2015

    11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Zenon Studio 4A

    Zenon Dance Company’s week-long summer intensive offers a rigorous and professional experience for intermediate/advanced dancers with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company dancers, offers daily technique/improvisation and repertory classes. Repertory classes contain excerpts from Zenon Dance Company’s national and international repertory. Experience exceptional choreography with exceptional dancers.

    Requirements: Intermediate level of dance training in ballet and/or modern dance.

    Age 15+

    Save $25 by purchasing a 5-Day Package:

    5-Day Package: Includes all technique/improvisation and repertory classes - only $200!

    Register online at www.zenondance.org

    Drop-In Rates:

    Morning Technique Class Drop-in: $20

    Repertory Class Drop-in: $25

    No pre-registration required for drop-ins.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    38. ADULT BEGINNING MODERN WORKSHOP WITH KATHY MOHN

    Sundays, April 26-May 31

    Kathy's Adult Beginning Modern Workshop aims to enrich students' lives through movement. She will introduce or refresh basic modern dance concepts and movement vocabulary, allowing students to experience better health, flexibility, balance, and increased strength.

    Cost is $85 for six Sundays.

    For more information and to pre-register, visit www.tudance.org/programs.

    Scroll down to the Master Classes and Workshops tab.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    39. 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS AT TU DANCE CENTER

    TU Dance Center offers a variety of summer programming for children, teens and young adults. NEW this summer - Studio 2 will be open upstairs! For more information, and to pre-register, please visit www.tudance.org/summer.

    ​TU Dance ​Children ​and Teen​ Summer Program​

    Intro and Bridge Level, July 6-17

    Creative Movement, July 13-17

    *Informal showing on the last day

    The TU Dance Center Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

    ​TU Dance Pre-Professional ​Summer Intensive, August 3-22

    PLACEMENT CLASS: Sunday, April 26, 2-4 pm at TU Dance Center

    The TU Dance Pre-professional program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. The program has four levels: Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Intermediate, and Advanced. ​There will be an informal showcase at the end of the intensive.​

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

    Contact us: info@tudance.org or call 612-605-1925.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    40. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER SUMMER INTENSIVE - JUNE 22-26

    Join the artists of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater June 22-26, 2015 for a week-long intensive in the company’s critically acclaimed work integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. The intensive is designed for all ages (must be at least 16) with intermediate to advanced dance experience and will include choreographic investigations filtered through SPDT’s aesthetic lens. Over the course of the intensive, students will participate in technique and choreographic workshops and learn selections from SPDT repertory.

    June 22-26, 2015

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    The TEK BOX at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55403

    Tuition: $275 + $25 Application Fee

    Partial Scholarships available. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 15

    Application forms are available on our website (scroll down the homepage). www.stuartpimsler.com

    Contact: Kathleen Pender, spdanthcontact@gmail.com

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    41. MUSIC AND DANCE CREATIVE LAB WITH TAMARA OBER AND JULIE JOHNSON

    This is a workshop for professional or professional track dancers/choreographers, musicians/composers who are interested in engaging in a collaborative and creative process together. Julie Johnson, MacPhail flute instructor and Tamara Ober from the Zenon Dance Company have collaborated for several years to creating performances that combine improvised music and dance. They will demonstrate their process for you and lead you through a series of compositional exercises to help engage your imagination. All performers are encouraged to bring something that you are working on or have a desire to explore. The workshop will culminate with an in-class sharing session of the various works in progress.

    Date: June 15, 16, 17

    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Age: 19 Years +

    Location: MacPhail Center for Music

    Tuition $125

    Registration : http://www.macphail.org/OFFERINGS/ADULTS/CLASSES/DETAILS/index?ActivityID=7683

    Contact: Tamara Ober, tamaraober@hotmail.com

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    42. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    Facilitated by certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

    New 120 hour certification in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June and December 2015

    Olive and Ramstad will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable

    participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

    This training will be a rich opportunity for peer to peer learning and international exchange.

    Module 1: Embodied Performance Studies June 1-12, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This first half of the series focuses on the artist as performer and their role in conveying content while understanding their audience. Utilizing the support of different body systems, participants will explore the balance of internal and external awareness and intention in performative contexts.

    Module 2: Embodied Creative Process December 7-18, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    This module invites participants to deeply assess what aspects of themselves they utilize and what aspects require development in their creative processes. Focus will be placed on challenging artists to take risks and discover new approaches to making work.

    Cost $750 per module or $1300 for both. Limited work study available.

    Register early for early bird discount. Space is limited.

    Please visit http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5065/ to learn more

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    43. IGNITE: HIGHLY PHYSICAL SUMMER THEATRE INTENSIVES

    Ignite - highly physical summer theatre intensives with Barbra Berlovitz, Robert Rosen and Shawn Mcconneloug. Open to all dance, theatre and performing artists!

    PLAY Monday-Friday June 15-19, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Cost: $385

    DEVISE Thursday-Sunday June 25-28, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Cost: $385

    Sign up for both June workshops...save 10%

    MASK

    Friday-Sunday July 17-19 and 24-26

    Fridays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm - 5:00 pm

    Cost: $385

    Neutral, Larval, Character, Commedia and Half-Masks: Essential training for all performers

    Details and registration at http://ivystudio206.com YES...payment plans are available, ask us!

    Questions: email us at ivystudio206@earthlink.net

    Contact: Shawn McConneloug, ivystudio206@earthlink.net

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    44. PILATES MAT 1 TEACHER TRAINING

    with Cari Riis Stemmler and Ginny Massie

    Mat I

    Introduction to Pilates & Beginning/Intermediate Exercises

    Balanced Body Mat I includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, a review of core anatomy, beginning and most intermediate level exercises with modifications, lectures on class order and programming in a fitness setting and guidelines for safely teaching seniors and pre-, and post-natal classes.

    Friday, April-24-2015 to Sunday, April-26-2015

    Hours

    Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Saturday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

    Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Fee: $499.00 American Dollar

    Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $75.00

    Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

    Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

    5101 Vernon Ave. South, Suite 2A

    Edina, MN, 55436

    952-405-9765

    Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler, cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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    45. PILATES TEACHER TRAINING ARC WORKSHOP

    with Cari Riis Stemmler

    Friday, May 8, 2015 and Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Cost: $229.00 (Early)/$279.00 (Regular)

    Early registration expires in 10 more day(s)

    Materials Fee (Manual & DVD): $50.00

    Balanced Body Pilates Arc instructor training includes an introduction to the history and principles of Pilates, the features, function and safety precautions for the Pilates Arc, the complete repertoire of exercises on the Pilates Arc with modifications and lectures on class order and programming in a studio or fitness setting. We offer a 4 and 6 hour workshop. The 6 hour workshop includes 2 hours of instruction on using the Pilates Arc on a Reformer.

    About the Pilates Arc:

    The Pilates Arc is a versatile, lightweight and portable piece of Pilates equipment and a great tool for mat classes, personal training sessions and for home users.

    The Pilates Arc:


    Increases core strength and stability


    Improves the mobility of the spine


    Strengthens the upper body


    Develops balance and coordination

    Plus its fun, easy to use and provides exercises to challenge anyone from the beginner to the most advanced Pilates practitioner.

    Whether you are an experienced Pilates professional or a beginner, this course will provide you with everything you need to start teaching Pilates on the Arc.

    Register: https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/host-sites.html

    Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

    5101 Vernon Ave. South
    Suite 2A

    Edina MN 55436 USA

    952-405-9765

    Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler, cari@paragonpilatespt.com

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    46. PILATES COREALIGN 2 TEACHER TRAINING

    Friday, May 15, 2015 to Sunday, May 17, 2015

    Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Saturday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location: Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

    Prerequisites: Completion of CA 1

    The CoreAlign 2 course expands the CoreAlign 1 repertoire with additional standing exercise progressions and an introduction to all fours exercises and upper body work using the handles. CoreAlign 2 contains 70+ additional exercises.

    Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

    5101 Vernon Ave. South

    Suite 2A

    Edina, MN, 55436 cari@paragonpilatespt.com

    952-405-9765

    Class Fee $475.00

    Materials: $75.00

    Register:

    https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/education/education-finder.html

    Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Rhondi Miller,

    Rhondi@paragonpilatespt.com

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    47. TARA KING OFFERS WEBSITE BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR DANCERS

    Hi, DanceMN! I'm thrilled to be offering a new workshop for 6-8 dancers who want to build their own websites.

    The workshop will consist of:

    --Reading materials and worksheets to plan out your new site, covering the strategic and technical info you need to build a good website

    --Six weekly, 90-minute group phone calls, which include a short lecture and demonstration of that week's materials and check-ins to discuss our progress, stumbling blocks and questions

    --2 half-hour one-on-one consultations with me for any big questions you have

    --A Facebook group for mid-week check-ins and questions

    It's gonna be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Weekly check-ins with your peers and an expert to answer questions when the going gets tough. What more could you want?

    You can find more details and apply here:

    http://sparklingrobots.com/content/learn-share-create-website-building-workshop-artists.

    Exact timing TBD, but we'll likely start in late June.

    Drop me a line if you have questions!

    Contact: Tara King, tara@sparklingrobots.com, 651-321-1812

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    48. IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE AND IMPROV WORKSHOPS WITH NYC BASED JEFF WIRTH

    Live Action Set, creators of the immersive show, Crime and Punishment present two extraordinary workshops for performers with NYC collaborator Jeff Wirth on Saturday, April 25

    One-On-One Engagement in Interactive/Immersive Performance 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm; $40

    Interactive and immersive shows are becoming more popular, and they require a new set of skills from the actors who must become inter-actors. This workshop will help you learn how to inhabit a character while engaging with an audience member in a one-on-one encounter with tools and techniques specifically for interactive/immersive performances. Build your ability to play with all kinds of audience participants, from those who give you nothing to those who threaten to take over the experience entirely. This workshop will provide new tools to help you overcome the challenges of direct audience engagement, and discover the fun of co-creative performance.

    Dramatic Improvisation 11:00 am - 2:00 pm; $40

    What if improvisation could look like dramatic acting? It can. You don't need to be funny or think fast. Improvisation can be performer’s tool used to explore character, develop backstory, and discover the unexpected within your characters...and yourself. Wirth introduces a dramatic improvisational process based on tools, not rules, freeing performers to unleash their spontaneous ability. Learn simple techniques that make dramatic improv easy and fun, giving you new ways to explore scenes with spontaneous creativity. Be ready when they say, "Let's try a little improvisation" at your next audition.

    Register at http://www.liveactionset.org (click on "workshops")

    Email with questions or to request scholarship info.

    Contact: Noah Bremer, info@liveactionset.org

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    49. BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT SUMMER INTENSIVE

    Come Fly with Black Label Movement!

    June 15 - June 26, 2015 Monday through Friday

    9:00 am - 10:30 am - Contemporary Movement Technique

    10:45 am - 12:30 pm - Partnering Towards Making

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - BLM Repertory

    Black Label Movement's summer intensive at the University of Minnesota will exemplify our commitment to athletic, ballistic, concept-driven contemporary dance in a global context.

    Come learn and dance with BLM Artistic Directors Carl Flink and Emilie Plauche Flink and the BLM movers during a rigorous daily schedule that will challenge your physical and creative limits. Each day begins with a contemporary movement technique class, followed by a partnering laboratory during which participants will examine the technique of partnering toward the goal of creating original choreographic work, and end with participants learning work from BLM's explosive repertory. The intensive culminates in a sharing of participants' original work and the repertory learned during this two week session.

    COURSE INFORMATION

    DNCE 3701 Summer Dance Intensive, 2 credits for section 001 (UofM Dance Majors this includes a performance credit) 1 Credit for Section 002 (*Community Members/non UofM Students*), Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

    REGISTRATION

    This intensive is open to anyone 16 years of age or older. University of Minnesota degree-seeking students must register for the course through One Stop Registration. Information for non-degree seeking student registration is online at http://onestop.umn.edu/non-degree/index.html.

    Contact: Emilie Plauche Flink, emmafli@hotmail.com

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    ONGOING CLASSES

    50. OPEN BALLET CLASSES AT MINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE & SCHOOL

    BALLET FUNDAMENTALS* - Studio 6B

    Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Ellie Ahmann

    *Preregistration required

    Next session: July 7 - August 25, 2015; 8 classes, $100

    BEGINNING BALLET - Studio 6B

    Sunday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Ellie Ahmann

    BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE BALLET - Studio 6A

    Monday, 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Pointe, 8:30 - 9:00pm) with Ellie Ahmann

    Saturday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Jill Lile

    INTERMEDIATE BALLET - Studio 6A

    Wednesday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Marcia Keegan

    INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED BALLET - Studio 6A

    Sunday, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm (Pointe 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm) with Marcia Keegan

    ADVANCED-PROFESSIONAL BALLET - Studio 6A

    Monday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Lirena Branitski

    Tuesday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Lise Houlton

    Wednesday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Lirena Branitski

    Thursday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Justin Leaf

    Friday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Laurel Keen

    Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Justin Leaf

    **Teachers subject to change

    Regular Class Prices:

    90-minute class $15

    Barre only $10

    30-minute pointe class $5

    10-class card $110

    5-class card $60

    10-pointe class card $40

    Class cards can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card. Single classes can be purchased with cash or check only.

    All classes are offered at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403.

    For more information, go to http://www.mndance.org.

    Contact: Justin Leaf, justin.leaf@mndance.org

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    51. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes:

    TU Dance Center, Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, through April 28

    Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Classes feature live accompaniment.

    TU Dance Center: 2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu

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    52. ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL JAZZ CLASS WITH COLLIDE

    COLLIDE holds Open Company Class Thursdays 9:30 am - 11:00 am in Studio 5B at the Cowles center.

    Classes run until May 21. (And resume again in the fall)

    $12 Drop-in or $10 with the purchase of a class card.

    All classes taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso. Classes consist of a 45 minute technical warm-up, jazz adagio, intricate across the floor sequencing, and a short jazz combination. For more information on the company please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org

    Contact: Regina Peluso, info@collidetheatrical.org

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    53. SOPHIA PIMSLER TEACHES IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE AT ZENON

    Sophia Pimsler teaches Improvisation and Technique Saturdays 11:30 am -12:30 pm at Zenon Dance School. Inspired by her studies in gaga-inspired dance, the hour consists of finding new ways to find strength, flexibility and individuality while forming a group cohesion. All levels are welcome. Drop-in rate: $13

    Contact: Sophia Pimsler, sophia.pimsler@gmail.com

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    54. OPEN MONDAY MORNING PROFESSIONAL/ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA

    Mondays 9:30 am – 11:00 am with Maureen Haworth

    For professional or advanced dancers and professional dance instructors. Train with Twin Cities Ballet company members.

    May drop in and take individual classes without formal registration in the school. Annual registration fee waived if only attending this class.

    Cost:

    $16 Drop-in professional dancer or instructor per single class.
    Cash or check only.

    Ballet Royale Adult Class Card may be used for this class.

    Find Ballet Royale’s beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis. FREE PARKING

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN
    55044

    For more information and directions visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org

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    55. ZENON DANCE SCHOOL SPRING OPEN CLASSES



    Zenon Dance School holds weekly open classes with some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities! All ages and levels are welcome to take classes as a drop-in or save $1/class by purchasing class cards online, in person or by calling (612)338-1101. This is a partial list, check out our website for a full schedule:

    www.zenondance.org/school/classes



    ADULT ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

    Monday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Ballet with Lisa Erickson

    Tuesday:

    9:30-11:00am, Advanced Modern with Penny Freeh

    Wednesday:

    9:30-11:30am, Advanced Improvisation/Contact Improv with HIJACK

    Thursday:

    9:30-11am, Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson

    7:00-8:30pm, Intermediate 1 Modern with Dustin Haug

    Friday:

    9:30-11am, Body Re-Education with Rosy Simas

    10:30-12pm, Advanced Jazz with Jennifer Glaws

    12-1:30pm, Intermediate 2 Ballet with Penny Freeh

    Saturday:

    10-11:30am, Intermediate 2 Modern with Hannah Kramer

    11:30-12:30pm, Improvisation and Technique with Sophia Pimsler

    1:30-3pm, Intermediate Jazz with Rush Benson



    ADULT BEGINNING CLASSES

    Monday:

    8-9pm, Beginning 1 Hip Hop with Arturo Miles

    Tuesday:

    6:30-8pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Allison Rubin

    Wednesday:

    5:30-7pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Marcia Keegan

    Thursday:

    11:00-12:00pm, All Levels Yoga with Regina Peluso

    12-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Ballet with Renee Guittar

    Saturday:

    9-10am, Open Level Yoga with Ariel Linnerson

    9-10am, Fundamental Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    10-11:30am, Beginning 1 Modern with Roxanne Wallace

    12:30-2pm, Fundamental Ballet with Benjamin Johnson

    12:30-1:30pm, Beginning 1 Jazz with Rush Benson



    YOUTH CLASSES in modern, tap, jazz, ballet, and creative movement for ages 3-14. Check our schedule for details!



    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    56. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    ​TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in Ballet, Modern, Horton-based Modern, West African, and Contemporary techniques. Classes are for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Join us in our spacious studios!

    For current class listings, please visit www.tudance.org/openschedule. Schedule is subject to change.

    Cost:
    $14/class, $120/10-class card.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center.)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    57. TWIN CITIES CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    In this special series, learn from some of the most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Explore movement in physical contact with each other, focusing on the laws that govern motion: Mass, Gravity, Momentum, and Inertia. We train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills, and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative, and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome.

    Class: Mondays 6-7:30pm $10-15 sliding scale/ 9 week series start anytime $80

    Open jam 7.30-9pm $3-5 suggested donation

    Education Studio (2nd Floor), The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

    This program is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and BodyCartography Project

    Teaching schedule:

    April 27 – Morgan Thorson

    May 4, 11 – Taja Will

    May 18 – Morgan Thorson

    May 25 – Taja Will

    More info at:

    http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/twin-cities-contact-improvisation-2015/

    A jam is an open improvisation and an opportunity to play, research, and connect with others. Not a class, not a rehearsal, not a performance, but a space that combines all of these. In a jam, we soften the distinctions between learning, inventing, playing, and expressing. We allow the dancing body to provoke other kinds of logic and intelligence. Governed by mutual respect and awareness, we stretch our understanding and our potential.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    58. FLAMENCO DANCE FUNDAMENTAL CLASS IN MAY

    I am offering monthly fundamental classes for people who have not danced flamenco before or are returning to dance. I will focus on basic dance techniques. Also I will cover other necessary subjects to dance flamenco such as the music structure, singing, rhythms, the history and concepts. Flamenco is from Southern Spain and is a very unique art and cultural form that consists music and dance.
    I am hoping that I can help the participants understand and love the uniqueness and complexity of the dance. Register for Sunday OR Wednesday classes and attend BOTH days with no additional cost.

    Sunday Class

    May 10, 17 and 24

    1:00 pm - 2:25 pm

    $54 Per Session

    Wednesday Class

    May 6, 13 and 20

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    $54 Per Session

    No flamenco shoes needed. Bring to wear comfortable and well-supported flat street shoes.

    For registration and questions visit/contact me at sachikolachayi.com or danceflamencompls@gmail.com

    Contact: Sachiko Nishiuchi "La Chayí", danceflamencompls@gmail.com

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    59. MOVEMENTWISE AT THE COWLES CENTER

    It’s time again to cut a rug at The Cowles Center! We will be hosting another MovementWise program in The Target Education Studio. The next class is Wednesday, April 22 starting at 6:30pm. MovementWise is for dance and art enthusiasts, curious thinkers looking to try something new, newcomers to dance, former dancers, and everyone in between.

    Through adaptive, modifiable movement classes with Cowles Center Teaching Artists, participants will:

    Dance

    Explore their creativity

    Engage their minds

    Socialize with like-minded people

    When: April 22 – June 3 Every Wednesday

    Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Where: The Cowles Center Target Education Studio 2nd Floor

    Price: $10/class or $75.00 membership

    Other: Whole Foods Market will be providing snacks at each class

    More info: thecowlescenter.org, 612.206.3640

    Contact: Jessi Fett, jfett@thecowlescenter.org

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    60. OPEN CLASSES WITH JAMES SEWELL BALLET

    JSB is continuing the tradition of open Advanced/Professional ballet classes with an exceptional roster of teachers.

    Monday: Jeffrey Hankinson, with accompanist Richard Erickson

    Tuesday: Lirena Branitski, with accompanist Michael Koerner

    Wednesday: James Sewell

    Thursday: Lirena Branitski, with accompanist Michael Koerner

    Friday: Myron Johnson

    Saturday: Lirena Branitski, with accompanist Richard Erickson

    Join us in studio 2B of the Cowles Center (528 Hennepin Ave) and further your artistry alongside the JSB company dancers!

    Singles classes are $10; 10-class cards are $80.

    For more info: (612) 672-0480 | jsballet.org

    Contact: Mary Jo Peloquin, (612) 672-0480

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    61. SAINT PAUL CITY BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVES FOR LEVELS 3-6

    Intensives give students opportunities to improve their skills, gain strength and learn new repertoire. Classes include technique, variations, repertory, modern dance, and other dance genres. The curriculum provides professional training in classical ballet based on the Vaganova method.

    If you did not audition for the Summer Intensives on January 25 please submit a video audition or call to schedule an in-class evaluation in one of our current pre-professional level classes. Students who auditioned on January 25 will receive priority placement.

    Level 3: 4-week intensive

    3 days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; July 13-August 7

    12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also modern dance, choreography, core work and music.

    Level 4: 4 week intensive

    4 days per week: Monday-Thursday; July 13-August 6

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also modern dance, repertoire, core work and music.

    Students who take two or three weeks of these intensives must start on week 1 as the curriculum builds from one week to the next.

    Level 5/6: 5 week intensive

    5 days per week: Monday-Friday; June 29-July 31

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Daily schedule includes 1-1/2 hour of technique followed by pointe. Also modern dance, repertoire, character and other offerings in dance genres and core work.

    Teaching Artist: Lirena Branitski

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    62. NEW INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    If you are wondering if your child would enjoy dance, these classes are for you. Classes are designed to give a taste of dance movement and the classroom environment at an introductory rate.

    Dance Expressions (Age 4-7) Saturday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    This creative movement class will allow students to explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Young dancers will have the ability to play, explore and dance using various movement concepts to expand their range of motion in a fun, imaginative manner. As dancers become more confident, introductory technique will be implemented into the curriculum.

    Beginning Modern (Age 8-12) Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    This class is an introductory level modern class for older elementary/middle school students – no previous dance experience needed! Modern is a free and expansive form of dance that explores the various ways the body can move through space, to and from the floor, as well as with other dancers. This class will touch on modern techniques such as Horton, Graham, and Humphrey, as well as explore some choreographic and improvisational techniques to have the students dance in their own way.

    Teaching Artist: Elisabeth Coats

    Location: Fairview Ave Studios

    Cost: $34 for a 4-class punch card (no registration fee; cards are good for 6 months from purchase)

    Dress Code: girls and boys comfortable clothes, not baggy. Bare feet. If desired, girls may wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers and boys may wear biker-type shorts and t-shirt.

    Visit: http://www.spcballet.org/school/classes/intro/

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    63. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    For more information visit:

    http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/, call the studio at 651-690-1588, or send an email to info@spcballet.org.

    Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am technique with Marianne Raub

    Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:30 am technique with Barbara Weinstine

    Thursday 10:00 am - 11:30 am technique with Maureen Haworth

    Sunday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm technique with Chris Onusko or Lirena Branitski

    Cost: $15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad


    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54,

    8-class card: $98,

    12-class card: $132,

    All class cards valid for 3 months from date of purchase.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    64. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Call the studio at 651-690-1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org to enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

    Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience; ages 12-18)

    Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

    Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Grand Ave Studio; Saturdays 8:30-9:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Lifelong Ballet

    This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

    Monday 10:00-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

    These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

    Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Thursday 7:00-8:30pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Friday 10:00-11:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturday 9:30-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54,

    8-class card: $98,

    12-class card: $132,

    All class cards valid for 3 months from date of purchase

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org

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    65. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER

    The Gyrokinesis® method is a class that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Gyrokinesis® exercises utilize seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular.

    The class is taught by Brittany Keefe, the owner of My Spiral Motion exercise studio and a dancer with the James Sewell Ballet. She became involved with the GYROTONIC® method nearly 20 years ago. Brittany earned her teaching credentials through master trainers Juergen Bamberger, Karen Mullen, and Leda Franklin; all of whom were original students of the GYROTONIC® creator Juliu Horvath. Brittany emphasizes having fun through exercise.

    8:15 am - 9:15 am on Tuesday mornings in studio 2B

    $5 per class. Wear clothing you can move in and bring a yoga mat if possible.

    For more information please go to http://www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    66. OPEN COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES WEDNESDAYS WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

    Come join in the excitement, challenge your body, and learn with Contempo dancers about the company's dynamic Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion. Classes will be taught by choreographer, Marciano Silva dos Santos. See you there!

    Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Company class in April will be held in the Tek Box at The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts.

    The Cowles Center address:

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    $10 per class

    Questions? Please contact us at contempophysicaldance@gmail.com or 612-619-4116

    Contact: Marciano Silva dos Santos, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com

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    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    67. DANCERS NEEDED FOR PERFORMANCE SEASON WITH DIVERSITY STREET DANCERS

    Diversity Street Dancers is opening its performance season and looking for dancers (fusion/ethnic/contemporary). Intermediate level and beginners are welcome. Can be "foot in the door" opportunity for those who would like to start performing. Please, contact Maya Wheeler at (612)751-2307 or wheel167@gmail.com

    Contact: Maya Wheeler, wheel167@gmail.com

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    68. AUDITION - DANCERS WANTED FOR A NEW PROJECT

    A new work from site-specific choreographer Marylee Hardenbergh!

    Looking for smart, talented dancers with a penchant for adventure to be part of a unique dance project! Performers will be dancing on the riverbanks of the Minnesota River, Mississippi River and the St. Croix River in September over Labor Day weekend. With funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the dancers will be videotaped and part of a panel discussion in December. Rehearsals will begin Friday, June 12 3:30-5:30pm and Friday, June 26 3:30-5:30pm, with other dates in August and September to be determined.

    ALL rehearsals, performance and panel discussion will be paid.

    Auditions will be held on Friday, May 1st 3:30-5:30pm at 2242 University Ave W, St Paul (corner of Hampden and Raymond). When arriving, please come in the Hampden entrance and go up to studio 214. Dress appropriately for movement. Casting is looking for 6 dancers and several alternates.

    Any questions or for further information, please contact, Marylee Hardenbergh, director.gsp@gmail.com

    Contact: Marylee Hardenbergh, director.gsp@gmail.com

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    69. CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPANIES:
    PERFORM IN DANCES AT THE LAKE - JULY 10-11

    We are seeking submissions for our 14th annual DANCES AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL presented by Christopher Watson Dance Company. Two free public performances will be held in the large grassy area near the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. We are looking for a variety of contemporary work based in diverse cultural traditions. Both emerging and established choreographers are encouraged to apply. Applicants may choose to adapt an existing piece or a portion of an existing piece to the Rose Garden space, or create a new work, which could be a site-specific work, for the festival. Company directors may apply to perform work created by a resident or guest choreographer. Dances may be between three and ten minutes long. Compensation: Each individual or group chosen to participate will receive an honorarium of $250.

    Application deadline: Monday, April 27 @ 5 PM

    Notification of selection results: Friday, May 1

    Festival dates: Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

    Contact cwdc1991@gmail.com for further festival information and application requirements.

    Contact: Christopher Watson, cwdc1991@gmail.com

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    70. SEEKING QUALIFIED DANCE INSTRUCTORS FOR 2015-2016 DANCE SEASON

    We are seeking qualified candidates for teaching positions at our Eagan and West St. Paul studios. Our studios are recreational, non-competitive, and instruct the disciplines of tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, pointe, lyrical, and modern. Our students range in age from 2 through adult.

    Positions are available at both studio locations for weeknight class, Monday through Thursday. These ongoing positions begin in September 2015 and run through May 2016.

    We offer competitive wages, commensurate with experience, and a friendly, welcoming and inclusive dance and work environment.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    College degree or current enrollment in Bachelor’s program; minimum two years teaching experience. Strength with multiple ages and skill levels is needed. Must have own transportation. A background in tap is required for this position.

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    Please email resumes to Julie and Darci at both eagan@raddatzdance.com and wsp@raddatzdance.com.

    If you do not have access to the internet, mail your resume to 50 Carriage Lane, Burnsville, MN 55306.

    Contact: Darci Lundsten, wsp@raddatzdance.com

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    71. BALLET TEACHER NEEDED

    Large dance studio in Edina is looking for a second ballet teacher to compliment the staff. The ideal candidate would either be a veteran teacher well versed in the contemporary applications of ballet and the complexities of teaching to facilitate injury prevention and life long enjoyment of dance OR a young dancer with little or no teaching experience willing to be trained at our expense. Good listening and leadership skills necessary. The studio is a beautiful community, the dancers are young and eager to learn, the staff is brilliant and the support is great. Please contact me at caschw@comcast.net if you’re interested and/or pass this along to others.

    Contact: CAROL SCHWARZKOPF, caschw@comcast.net

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    72. BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA SUMMER INTENSIVES VIDEO AUDITIONS

    Ballet Royale Minnesota is accepting Video Auditions for its UPPER DIVISION level of its July Summer Intensive (July 6 – 31) and for its August Summer Intensive program (August 10 – 21), for students ages 11+ (have completed a minimum one year pointe for girls).

    Master teachers join Ballet Royale's renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels. Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer for the August Intensive, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES AUDITION by video tape:

    Submit the following audition materials with registration form from website:

    - $35 non-refundable audition fee


    - Two photos: 1) 1st arabesque (on pointe for girls); and 2) Head shot showing at least 3/4 face

    - Recommendation letter from current ballet instructor (except current Ballet Royale Students)

    - Maximum 10-minutes long video (CD, flash drive or DVD):
    Please see the audition form on our website for video requirements.

    Mail or deliver completed registration, audition materials and audition fee to the address below.

    Dancers may indicate at the audition whether they wish to be considered for Ballet Royale's elite Professional Trainee Division day program during the school year (program is by audition and invitation only).

    FOR MORE INFORMATION visit:
    http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    Contact: Denise Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    73. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE DIVISION DAY PROGRAM

    Ballet Royale Minnesota has openings for motivated advanced male and female students ages 14 and over for its Professional Trainee Division day program.

    Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's elite daytime training program provides a comprehensive advanced course of study for focused, talented, ambitious and committed students who wish to maximize their personal growth and/or pursue dance professionally. All students in this program are on partial scholarship.

    ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS BY AUDITION AND INVITATION ONLY

    This weekday afternoon program provides the finest professional training in Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men’s Class, Jazz, Modern (Contemporary) dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, independent workshops, guest teachers, personal coaching, Pilates/Injury Prevention, Advanced Variations and multiple performance opportunities.

    Professional Trainee Division students also dance as Apprentices with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, the resident dance company of Burnsville's Ames Center, and train and perform with TCB’s professional company members in productions throughout the year.

    Please contact us to schedule an audition.

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    If unable to make the live audition please contact us to arrange an alternative audition.

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.com

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    74. AUDITION FOR TWIN CITIES BALLET COMPANY 2015-16 SEASON

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking male and female soloist and principal level Dancers for the 2015–16 season.
    Salaried employee contract runs from approximately September 2015 to May 2016.

    Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, and have an excellent work ethic and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically.

    Unpaid Company Trainee/Apprentice positions are also available for both males and females.
    These talented advanced dancers train with TCB company members through TCB's official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.

    TO AUDITION:

    Please contact Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota at 952 452-3163 to schedule an audition.

    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

    Submit:

    1) Non-refundable audition fee of $25. Cash or check to "Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota."

    2) Two photos; a headshot and in 1st arabesque (on pointe for women), in dance clothes or costume that does not obscure line and form; and

    3) A short résumé.

    Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is the resident dance company of one of the Twin Cities Premiere Professional Theater’s, The 1,000 seat Ames Center in Burnsville, off I35 just 15 minutes south of either downtown St. Paul or Minneapolis.

    Dancers must be eligible to work in the United States.

    For more information visit:
    http://www.TwinCitiesBallet.org

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@TwinCitiesBallet.org

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    75. NEEDED: CLASSICAL BALLET INSTRUCTORS FOR 2015-2016 DANCE SEASON

    We are seeking qualified candidates for teaching positions at Cannon Falls School of Dance. Our school is a newly established community non-profit. Our students range in age from 3 to 18.

    Positions are available for weeknight class, Monday through Friday and Saturday afternoon. These ongoing positions begin in August 2015 and run through May 2016.

    We offer competitive wages, depending on experience, in a beautiful community. We are an energetic and motivated Board of Directors who have the dancers best interests at heart.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    College degree or current enrollment in Bachelor’s program; teaching experience. Strength with multiple ages and skill levels is needed. Must have own transportation.

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    Please email for a full job description, or send resumes to Sara at cannonfallsschoolofdance@aol.com

    If you do not have access to the internet please call Sara at 651-494-8526

    Contact: Sara Dewanz, cannonfallsschoolofdance@aol.com

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    76. ZENON DANCE ZONE SUMMER CHOREOGRAPHER - APPLY BY MAY 4

    Zenon Dance School is accepting applications for choreographers interested in working with Zenon Dance Zone Performance Group students in a 12-week choreographic process ending with 3 performances.

    Summer Zone Session: June 8-August 16

    Zone Performances: August 14 and 15 @ 8:00 pm and August 16 @ 7:00 pm

    As a Zone Choreographer you will:

    -Work with Zone students to either create a new dance or refine an existing piece.

    -Have access to students who are passionate and committed dancers from a variety of dance backgrounds and have been selected through auditions.

    -Be provided rehearsal space!

    -Be compensated with 20 free dance classes, or 20 hours of personal rehearsal space, or a split of the two (good for one year).

    -Have your work produced over three evenings as part of the Zenon Dance Zone Concert.

    Please send your resume and a link to video samples of your choreography to molly@zenondance.org by May 4.

    Contact: Molly Johnston, molly@zenondance.org

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    77. SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE INTERSTATES

    Future Interstates is a new performance series for dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation. The series is for sharing and watching dance improvisation in a studio context. The scene is rich in Minneapolis right now; diverse approaches abound. Performances take place on the second Tuesday of the month at Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts.

    Deadline for future submissions will be midnight on the second Tuesday of every month.

    Please send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share, a paragraph bio, and video links for related works, if available. Email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org with “Future Interstates” in the subject line.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org

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    78. CALL FOR PERFORMERS - MAY 16

    Call for performers

    Saturday May 16 4:30 pm to 6 pm

    940 Nicollet Mall at the Instinct Gallery, www.instinctmpls.com

    No rehearsal

    I am looking for five performers, and a videographer to participate in a performance that starts at the Instinct Gallery on 940 Nicollet Mall on Saturday, May 16 at 5 o’clock with a short meeting at 4:30 and will take an hour. The performance is a procession in which participants will carry five framed artworks throughout downtown Minneapolis and then re-hang them in the gallery prior to the opening of Art on Air.

    I am happy to trade time for time.

    I will discuss further details with interested parties.

    Contact: Sean Smuda, seansmuda@gmail.com

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    79. DANCERS WANTED FOR SOLSTICE RIVER XIX PERFORMANCE

    Currently looking for a couple dancers to perform in this years Solstice River XIX performance.
    General information regarding the performance can be found at
    http://www.globalwaterdances.org

    Each dancer will receive $100 for their work and time.

    Please email Johnny at jbates3@gac.edu

    Contact: Johnny Bates, jbates3@gustavus.edu

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    80. LIVE ACTION SET SEEKS DANCERS FOR THE HALF LIFE

    The Half Life is Live Action Set's next show opening May 1 at The Southern. Among other things, the show is about the feeling of being in two places at once; about being present and in the moment but also in the future and the past; imagination, perception and reality; and the soul escaping the body. The show is comprised of an order of structured scores.

    I am mainly seeking an ensemble of 80-100 to create a group scene in the beginning and the end of the show. The ensemble will enter, perform a phrase, walk into the audience, watch the show, then come back to the stage to do the previous movement but at the end of the piece.

    Depending on your interest/availability you could be more involved or simply learn the ensemble part on the night mid way thru the run.

    Email Noah Bremer if you are interested.

    Remaining Rehearsals:

    Wednesday, April 22,
    6:30-10:30p

    Thursday, April 23, 7:30-10:30p

    Sunday, April 26, 12-4p

    Tech
    - SOUTHERN THEATER

    Monday, April 27 - 6:30-10:30p

    Tuesday, April 28 - 6-11p

    Wednesday, April 29 - 6-11p

    Thursday, April 30
    - DRESS REHEARSAL, 6pm call, 7:30pm show

    10 PERFORMANCES

    May 1 - 7:30pm

    May 2 - 2pm and 7:30pm

    May 3 - 2pm

    May 20 - 7:30pm

    May 21 - 7:30pm

    May 22 - 7:30pm

    May 30 - 2pm and 7:30pm

    May 31 - 2pm

    Contact: Noah Bremer, noah@liveactionset.org

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    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    81. IAS CALL FOR SCHOLARS AND ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2015-16

    The Institute for Advanced Study is offering a limited number of single-semester residential fellowships without stipend for scholars and artists who wish to participate in the IAS’s interdisciplinary intellectual community. This opportunity is open to all faculty from the University of Minnesota system, P&A staff from the University of Minnesota, faculty from other institutions, and independent scholars and artists. Faculty must have academic leave for the semester in which they are in residence, P&A staff must have work leave for the semester, and independent scholars and artists must have no full-time teaching obligations for the semester for which they are applying.

    Applications are due 9:00 am on Monday, April 27.

    For more information:

    http://ias.umn.edu/programs/residential-fellows/scholars-and-artists/

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu

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    82. MSAB 2016 ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 12

    Dancers, choreographers, and other performing artists may now begin submitting FY 2016 Artist Initiative grant applications. The deadline to submit applications for this grant program is June 12, 2015. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

    The Artist Initiative grant program offers funding to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

    Grants will be awarded for career building and the creative development of artists, in some cases leading to the creation of new work. Specific grant requirements are given in the FY 2016 Artist Initiative Program Overview and Application Instructions, available on the Arts Board Web site: www.arts.state.mn.us.

    Artist Initiative grants range from $2,000-$10,000.

    Individuals who would like to apply for an Arts Board grant need to use WebGrants, an online grants management system. Visit the Arts Board’s home page News section, which provides links to online tutorials on WebGrants registration and use.

    Individuals who aren’t on the Arts Board’s e-mail distribution list should sign up today to ensure that they receive updates about grant programs.

    Contact: Virginia Padden, virginia.padden@arts.state.mn.us

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    83. GRANT CIRCLE - MAY 11



    Hey y’all, the next Grant Circle will be Monday, May 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Cowles Center.

    All are welcome! Bring questions, started grants, frustrations, and a computer to work on if you have one. The State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant is due June 12. Let's work on it together.

    What is Monday Night Grant Circle?

    Initiated by Michèle Steinwald and Sam Johnson to encourage and support discussions around grants and funding, Grant Circle is part social gathering, part information share, part professional development, part advocacy building, and part work session. It is time and space to ask questions, get feedback, and work work work on those grants. For more info check out:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/education-community-engagement/education-community-engagement/monday-night-grant-circle



    Contact: Sam
    Johnson,
    s_johnso@yahoo.com

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    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    84. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available.

    TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light.
    The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

    TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit.
    Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side:
    2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

    Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org

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    85. KNEEPADS FOR SALE

    Perfect for dancing and all kinds of floor work.

    These hard-to-find, washable, cotton kneepads are one size fits all!

    Single pair: $18

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    86. WANT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASSES?

    We are looking for responsible individuals who can help with class registration and jam closing on Mondays at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts. Free class in exchange for being available from 5.45-9pm.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org

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    87. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

    Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information. Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

    Contact: Jenny Piper, genmanager@jawaahir.org

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    88. DISCOUNTED PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING FOR DANCEMN READERS

    My Spiral Motion! Studio offers GYROTONIC® exercise in the Longfellow neighborhood. Special for DanceMn readers: $35 per hour for personal training!

    The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a series of exercises that guide users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Corresponding breathing patterns are engaged thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic capacity. The system utilizes personal attention and a beautiful specially designed piece of equipment into a non-impact mindful practice.

    For more information please visit: http://www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com

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    DANCE WRITING, REVIEWS and PODCASTS

    89. DISCUSS WITH DYLAN

    In this video review of Tu Dance's performance at the Cowles Center this past weekend, Dylan Skybrook presents a friendly but detailed reaction to the show he saw. We think this is a wonderful opportunity for you to enter a public conversation because he articulates so clearly his own preferences and criteria. How did you react to the show?

    You don't need to be logged in to the site to comment here: http://minnesotaplaylist.com/magazine/article/2015/crowd-pleasing-and-beautiful

    It's an opportunity to build greater understanding among a wider audience.

    Contact: Alan Berks, alan@minnesotaplayilst.com

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    90. NEWEST WRITING ON CRITICISM EXCHANGE

    New this week:

    April Sellers writes on dance work by Theresa Madaus:

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/theresa-madaus-is-working-on-some-new-stuff/

    Moheb Soliman writes on The Uncreativity Festival, curated by Billy Mullaney:

    https://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/uncreativity-unart-and-affect/

    For lots more writing, visit http://criticismexchange.wordpress.com/

    If you would like to get involved, please contact Emily Gastineau

    emily.gastineau@gmail.com and Theresa Madaus theresa.madaus@gmail.com. Next

    round covers May-October 2015.

    Contact: Theresa Madaus, theresa.madaus@gmail.com

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    OTHER DANCE NEWS

    91. SEEKING HOUSING FOR VISITING ARTISTS IN JUNE AND DECEMBER

    Do you have a spare room and want to offer that room to a visiting artist? BodyCartography Project is looking for people to provide housing for out of town participants during their Embodied Performance workshop series June 1-12 and December 7-18.

    Please include the price and your location.

    Contact: katelynskelley@gmail.com

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